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Operations Site Lead


Security Operations


Orchard Park, New York, United States

Eaton’s IS AER MSD division is currently seeking a Operations Site Lead.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $116250.03 - $195,000 a year. This position is also eligible for a variable incentive program.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

What you’ll do:

The Operations Site Lead will manage the activities of Operations Planning, Production, Manufacturing Engineering, L&D, Continuous Improvement, Training, and Facilities within the Orchard Park business (Orchard Park, NY and Westminster, MD). This team member will be responsible for delivering operational excellence across Key Performance Indicators- (KPI’s) with a focus on developing world class talent, processes, and problem-solving to deliver sustainable business performance in support of business growth.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Develop and execute operations management strategies.

• Assume ownership and accountability of operations teams, processes, and metric performance from strategic planning to tactical operations.

• Work collaboratively with Functional Leaders and Integrated Product Team (IPT) Directors to deliver world class talent, processes, and KPI achievement in support of the IPT Directors.

• Provide leadership, development opportunities, and managerial oversight to the Operations teams.

• Ensure all leaders within Operations have “ready now” succession talent to support business sustainment and growth.

• Support SIOP process to improve strategic planning of inventory, resource utilization, resource efficiency, customer satisfaction, market share, and profit.

• Deliver Operational Excellence through a focus on strategic operations design (Operating System, Organizational Design, and Management Infrastructure). This includes reducing single points of failure risk for all resources.

• Accountable to develop and meet departmental budgets (including a site-wide CAPEX plan in support of five-year growth plans).

• Improve Cost of Non-Conformance (CONC) annually across Operations in support of profit plan.

• Establish and achieve factory cost out targets in support of the IPT Directors.

• Comply and support continuous improvement of the sites Business Management System to include QMS, regulatory, and special customer requirements.

• Oversight of all Facilities activities including Buildings and Grounds, Equipment, Maintenance, Infrastructure, and Security.


Basic Qualifications:

• A minimum degree requirement of a Bachelor’s Degree, along with a minimum of 15 years of leadership experience within a manufacturing environment.

• A minimum of 5 years experience developing & leading an operations organization, processes, and improving KPI performance.

• A minimum of 2 years of experience in BU relevant operations management with an appropriate working knowledge of ISO9001/ AS9100 Quality Management Regs and HSE regulations.

• A minimum of 2 years of experience leading strategy deployment efforts to align business action plans to long term growth strategies.

• A minimum of 2 years of experience leading and utilizing Advanced Product Quality Planning tools to drive sustainable YoY cost of quality and delivery improvements.

• A minimum of 2 years of experience developing next line Operations leadership to meet business growth needs and opportunities.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s Degree in Business Administration

• Experience in commercial, related technology and /or key processes associated with Aerospace and Defense products and technologies.

• The ability to work within the wider context of a large organization in a matrix management structure.

• Decision Making/Problem Solving – able to make decisions in complex/ambiguous situations and with incomplete data.

• Ability to build excellent customer and internal relationships.

• Strong communication skills.

• Ability to provide role modeling to organization in-line with Eaton core values and behaviors

• Demonstrated ability to performance manage Operations based KPI’s.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


• Ability to think strategically, understand complex business/financial data, and develop operational plans and organizational structures.

• Excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills.

• Must possess a working knowledge of business finance and ability to link financial outcomes with operational actions and business strategy.

• Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate progressive change.

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